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Several Web sites describe programs that are related to PSM, or companies/agencies that are using the PSM methodology.

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Practical Software Measurement: Objective Information for Decision Makers is the definitive guide to PSM.

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Army Software Metrics Office

The mission of the Army Software Metrics office is to improve the development of software by providing measures which address the cost, schedule, growth and stability, quality, performance, and technical adequacy of Army programs.

Software Engineering Institute (SEI)

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center established in 1984 by the U.S. Department of Defense with a broad charter to address the transition of software engineering technology.



COCOMO II is a model that allows one to estimate the cost, effort, and schedule when planning a new software development activity.


The purpose of the COSYSMO (Constructive Systems Engineering Cost Model)  model is to estimate the System Engineering  (SE) tasks in  software-intensive projects. The CSE  Research Group Selected  ANSI/EI632 SE standard as a guide for identifying the tasks addressed in COSYSMO.

Software Technology Support Center (STSC)

The Software Technology Support Center (STSC) helps organizations buy and build software better.


The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a non-profit membership organization promoting the application of an interdisciplinary approach and a means to enable the realization of successful systems. This Web site provides an information exchange between members of the INCOSE Measurement Working Group, as well as with other interested parties.

Software Productivity Consortium

The Software Productivity Consortium is a nonprofit partnership of industry, government, and academia. SPC develops processes, methods, tools, and supporting services to help members build high-quality, component-based systems, and to continuously advance their systems and software engineering maturity.

DoD Software Intensive Systems

The purpose of this site is to assist patrons in discovering and exploring DoD sponsored software resources.

Data & Analysis Center for Software (DACS)

The Data & Analysis Center for Software (DACS) is a Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Center (IAC). This DoD Software Information Clearinghouse provides state-of-the-art software information and technical support to the software community.

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